The Brecksville Human Services Department’s award winning volunteer driving program for seniors is experiencing depleted ranks. More volunteer drivers are needed.
Typically drivers volunteer a day a month driving from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Some drivers are so committed that they drive once or more a week.
The program uses City cars to transport seniors to medical appointments Monday through Friday throughout Cuyahoga County. The minivan takes seniors on errands such as the grocery store and drug store one day a week.
Most importantly we need drivers for our 14 passenger bus which transports seniors and wheel chair users to medical appointments and to our Wednesday restaurant trips and a Friday mall trip.
No special license to drive is required including for the bus. We do ask that the bus drivers be physically able to strap in the wheel chairs and load and unload them using a lift. We also ask that all drivers are comfortable traveling on the freeways, going to MetroHealth, the Cleveland Clinic main campus and University Hospitals downtown and on I-271, and driving in inclement weather.
For more information please call the Human Services Center at 526-2499.